Block House Construction; Captain Pike's Detachment; Payment of Boatmen and Boat Builders

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Date July 5, 1793
Author Name Isaac Craig (primary) Location: Pittsburgh
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Will pay particular attention to instructions respecting erection of block house and store house at Wheeling. Will proceed to Wheeling to ascertain materials needed. Mentions river transportation for Captain Zebulon Pike's detachment. River is sufficiently high. Discusses block house on Beaver Creek, which is not navigable in summer. Offers up alternatives such as Pittsburg, Buffaloe Creek. Has spent time paying boatmen and boat builders. Will forward return.
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Document Notes Cited in Knox to Craig, 07/12/1793. Document partly illegible.
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Isaac Craig; Captain Sprout; Secretary of the Treasury; Alexander Hamilton; Colonel Clarke; Captain Pike; detachments; Colonel Hamilton; Quartermasters Department; boatmen; boat builders; Quartermaster General; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Wheeling; river; Beaver Creek; Fort McIntosh; Ohio River; Block House on Beaver Creek; Buffalo Creek; ;
Keywords instructions; block house; store house; denominations; construction of the buildings; costs of the materials; estimate of the expense; expense; boats; stores; river; deposits; large hut; canoes; secure from the enemy; money; claims; pay; general return; abstract of expenditures; vouchers for disbursements; ;
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